Heather Shimmen

b. 1957

Expressionistic and figurative printmaker Heather Shimmen was born in Melbourne and completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT in 1978. Shimmen has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne, Canberra and Adelaide. Her work has been included in numerous group shows, including exhibitions at the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and the Print Council of Australia, Melbourne. Shimmen was awarded Victorian Arts Board grants in 1983 and 1989, Print Council of Australia Member Patron print prizes in 1983, 1991 and 2000, and the silk cut award for linocut print press in 1998. She has taught at several institutions including the Lincoln Institute, Monash University and RMIT. Shimmen’s work is held by the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide; the Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane; the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart; the Australian War Memorial, Canberra; Artbank, Sydney; the State Library of Victoria, Melbourne and several regional and university collections.

PAST EXHIBITIONS

2017

2014

In Blog

Heather Shimmen in ‘FEM-aFFINITY’ – Arts Project Australia

‘If Collaboration Is the Method, Activism Is the Intention’ FEM-aFFINITY brings together female artists from Arts Project Australia and wider …

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2021 Burnie Print Prize Finalists

Image above: Danielle Creenaune  Silent falls: Carrington  2020  stone lithograph and chine colle  52 x 43 cm Congratulations to the …

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Nature Nurturing Art Exhibition: WAMA Project

Image above: Heather Shimmen  Cry  2008  linocut on paper and organza  edition 15  88cm x 70cm WAMA Foundation Inc. presents Nature Nurturing …

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Home/Work – Glenn Morgan

Glenn Morgan’s work is currently on view in a public art exhibition at the soon-to-be-completed State Library Station, Franklin Street …

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Artists’ Book Award 2021 – Glenda Orr

Congratulations to Glenda Orr who has been presented with a highly commended award in the 2021 Artists’ Book Award for …

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Philip Noakes – 20th Anniversary Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize

Image above: Philip Noakes  Eclipse I  2019  Britannia silver and sterling silver (1503gms)  30 x 29 x 6 cm and …

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Sculpture By the Sea – Greg Johns

Congratulations to Greg Johns, who has been selected as this year’s recipient of the Andrea Stretton Memorial Invitation to exhibit …

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Making Marks: Australia to Afghanistan – Counihan Gallery

Rosalind Atkins and Heather Shimmen have been involved in a long-distance international arts exchange project between a group of twenty …

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Finalists in Dobell Drawing Prize #22

Above image: Jennifer Keeler-Milne, Wattle, 2020, charcoal on paper prepared with acrylic,  114 x 180 cm     A huge …

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Cameron Hayes – Blake Prize 2021

Image above: Cameron Hayes  Angry angels help Adam with the first dictionary  2020  oil on canvas  198 x 254 cm …

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Camie Lyons – Interview with The Grace Tales

Camie Lyons recently sat down with The Grace Tales‘ Georgie Abay for an intimate conversation about art and life. Throughout …

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Australia Day 2021: Peter Kingston Returns AM

Celebrated Australian artist, Peter Kingston, has returned his Member of the Order of Australia (AM) award in protest of the …

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Dianne Fogwell: In Conversation with the Artist

Dianne Fogwell has been an exhibiting artist since 1979, and is one of the most respected printmakers and artists’ book …

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